So... some of you might already know that I write music and play in a band with my brother, Collin.
For the past few years we have been playing shows together under the name Christie DuPree - my name - and I guess everyone just considers me a me a solo artist with a backup guitar player but in reality I have never actually thought of myself that way.
As soon as Collin began playing with me I felt playing shows under my name felt sort of weird and unfair. I didn't like the whole – "It's all about me" notion. Collin is just as valid a piece to the puzzle. About the time we were finishing up the EP, it occurred to me that if we didn't change our name now, we never would. But what name?
So, I was sitting in my room a few weeks ago and all of the sudden I thought of the word "Merriment". Something just sort of clicked in my brain; I felt we should use the name for our band. It seemed to fit the feel of our music and… I just liked it.
The next minute I walked into Collin's room (across the hall) and asked him what he thought of the name. He really didn't even have to think. He said, "I like it!"... and the rest is history!
We'll be launching our new site and new EP on March 6th on iTunes and will have hard copies with us at the merch table on the road. COME SEE US ON THIS TOUR!
Also here is a clip from one of the songs on our new EP "Through The Rough"
The song is called "Blessed Soul"